I told him I would be glad to make a memory quilt using the ties for him. It took me awhile to come up with a design, but I finally did...
My plan is to use the bottom of the ties as they are in the large Fan blocks to show the point of the ties.
Then in the smaller fan blocks I plan to take the ties apart and cut the shape from the fabric of the ties. The center fence rail block will be cut from the tie fabrics too. I think in that block I will sew in a crisp dollar bill with just the edge of it showing. The smaller border frame, I am planning to use the narrow part of the ties that I cut off from the ones in the large fan blocks. I have no idea what other color of fabrics I will use with this. The ties are all bright, bold prints and designs. I think the first thing to start with is the large fan blocks and find the fabric to use as a foundation piece.
Wish me luck in this creation!!!!!!!!!!